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Pharma Giant Merck Eyes Blockchain for Fighting Counterfeit Meds
25 Jun 2018 17:15 International shipping giant Merck may be looking to blockchain technology to protect against counterfeit goods, according to a patent application.

Spain's Securities Market Watchdog Completes Blockchain Test
25 Jun 2018 16:20 A pilot test was successfully conducted for a Spanish-backed blockchain project to increase the efficiency of registering issuances.

China's Crypto Ratings Index Puts EOS in Top Slot, Drops Bitcoin
25 Jun 2018 14:45 China's Global Public Chain Assessment Index has released its second monthly evaluation of blockchain networks – with perhaps surprising results.

Tezos, A Launch Story: What's Left Before the $232 Million Tech Goes Live?
25 Jun 2018 14:00 Tezos announced its handing the blockchain over to the community after launch. And that's not the only way the project is similar to EOS.

Crypto Exchange Huobi Poaches App Exec to Lead New US Branch
25 Jun 2018 12:00 A senior executive from the provider of China's top photo-retouching app will now lead HBUS – the U.S. arm of crypto exchange Huobi.

A Spring in Our Step – May 2018 Update
07 Jun 2018 11:05 Following the excitement of SAFE DevCon 2018 in late April, May has been a month of hard work that culminated in the release of PARSEC. This latest innovation is not only an amazing achievement for the MaidSafe team but also a paradigm shift for asynchronous and permissionless consensus that could benefit many projects. Going […]

PARSEC: A Paradigm Shift for Asynchronous and Permissionless Consensus
01 Jun 2018 15:49 On Thursday 24th May, we were delighted to announce the release of a new consensus mechanism that we believe will radically change the world of distributed computing. Whilst we rarely engage in the hype that’s all too common within the crypto sphere, this one is worth shouting about — because we’ve created the world’s first (as far as […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto